MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,225 this week

Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 176 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

Kern Shafter arrives at a Dakota army post to find it commanded by his old nemesis Edward Garnett. Shafter and Garnett despise each other, and the antagonism ripens in a competition for the... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 760 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 781 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 521 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
 
a list of 114 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)

Bugles in the Afternoon (1952) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bugles in the Afternoon.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Night Passage (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fired railroad man is rehired and trusted to carry a 10,000 dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this 1953 musical remake of "The Awful Truth" Wyman is married to womanizing composer Milland and sets out to give him some of his own medicine. She has an affair, but her ploy backfires... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Jane Wyman, Ray Milland, Aldo Ray
Lisbon (1956)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal.

Director: Ray Milland
Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Hara, Claude Rains
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Ward Bond
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen
Comedy | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Chuck Redwell is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie. However, Marie doesn't like to hold hands with him, at least not ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead
Copper Canyon (1950)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Johnny Carter, performing sharpshooter, is asked to help a beleaguered group of copper miners.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Ray Milland, Hedy Lamarr, Macdonald Carey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An actress becomes an alcoholic after being jilted. She is aided by an Alcoholics Anonymous member with whom she has an affair; however, he is married.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Berkeley university professor adjusts (using alcohol) to tragic fire deaths of wife & son.

Director: Fletcher Markle
Stars: Ray Milland, John Hodiak, Nancy Reagan
Fort Bowie (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Fort Bowie commander Colonel Garrett, suspecting that his wife Alison is having an affair with good-looking Captain Thompson, sends him on a dangerous mission to try to persuade renegade ... See full summary »

Director: Howard W. Koch
Stars: Ben Johnson, Jan Harrison, Kent Taylor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bernie Goldsmith, a long-time civilian employee of the U.S. Navy is suspended as a security risk when investigators discover he had communist affiliations in his youth. Snubbed by former ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne
Stars: Ray Milland, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Lovejoy
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Kern Shafter
Helena Carter ...
Josephine Russell
...
Capt. Edward Garnett
...
Donavan
...
Capt. Myles Moylan
...
James Millican ...
Sgt. Hines
Gertrude Michael ...
May
Stuart Randall ...
Bannack Bill
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Tinney
Edit

Storyline

Kern Shafter arrives at a Dakota army post to find it commanded by his old nemesis Edward Garnett. Shafter and Garnett despise each other, and the antagonism ripens in a competition for the affections of Josephine Russell, a beautiful young woman. Garnett repeatedly attempts to diminish Shafter in Josephine's eyes, and he sends Shafter on dangerous missions, clearly hoping Shafter will not return. A scouting mission in support of General Custer's command leads both Shafter and Garnett into the most dangerous circumstance of their lives. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

WHEN FLAMING ARROWS WERE THE SCOURGE OF THE DAKOTA TERRITORY! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1952 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Die schwarzen Reiter von Dakota  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited from They Died with Their Boots On (1941) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enjoyable, Underrated 'B' Western
31 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite 'B' Westerns. It is highly enjoyable and very underrated (for example, in Halliwell's Film Guide, it gets no stars at all!).

The cinematography and location filming are very impressive and evocative. The action scenes are exciting and well staged. The scene compositions are particularly well done. For example, in the confrontations and battles between cavalry and Indians, we often see both sides at once, in one shot, making it a lot more realistic and engrossing than cross-cutting between one side and the other.

Sometimes there are moments that are gripping and even spine-tingling, such as the remorseless advance of the Indians up the cliff towards Forrest Tucker as he makes his heroic last stand.

Some of the other reviewers complained about character actor heavies such as Tucker, Barton MacLane and James Millican playing good guys, but actually it is a pleasant change seeing them in sympathetic roles.

There are many effective moments, even in brief shots, such as the ironic one when General Custer, on his way to the Little Big Horn, gives a sweeping, nonchalant bow to the woman who asks him to bring all the men home alive.

I've seen this film about five times over the last few decades, and it is still just as good!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Memorable line lrussell-2
Why didn't TCM air it as scheduled on 11/12 May Wed 4:15 AM? Stuart Gardner
Discuss Bugles in the Afternoon (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?